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Thread: Cannot change the lock screen background of 4.9.0-kali1-amd64

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    Cannot change the lock screen background of 4.9.0-kali1-amd64

    I've just downloaded the newest version of Kali from the official website and installed it in the VirtualBox.
    I want to change the background of the lock screen, and I've searched a lot and tried a lot of ways, but none of them worked.
    version check result:
    root@kali:/# lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:	Kali
    Description:	Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
    Release:	kali-rolling
    Codename:	kali-rolling
    root@kali:/# cat /etc/issue
    Kali GNU/Linux Rolling \n \l
    root@kali:/# apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Versio
    Version: 3.22.2-4
    root@kali:/# uname -r
    I've tried to replace the KaliLogin.png file under /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ with the picture I prefer, but when I rebooted later, the lock screen background didn't change, althought the original background picture file didn't exist anymore.

    I've tried to replace the picture files under /usr/share/desktop-base/active-theme/lockscreen/contents/images/, and the result was the same. The lock screen background didn't change after reboot.

    Finally I've come to this thread.
    It's the most recent solution I've found, but it didn't work, either. I followed it and saved the following script to a file.
    if [ ! -d ${workdir}/theme ]; then
      mkdir -p ${workdir}/theme
    for r in `gresource list $gst`; do
            gresource extract $gst $r >$workdir${r#\/org\/gnome\/shell/}
    and when I ran the script, I got the following result.
    root@kali:~/Desktop# bash
    Don't know how to handle /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource
    This error is due to the fact that there's no gnome-shell-theme.gresource file under /usr/share/gnome-shell/.

    Now what shall I do in order to change the lockscreen background? I appreciate all the advice.

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    I have an option to set the lock screen by just right clicking the desktop and selecting change background.

    Not sure if we're talking about the same thing here.....


    uname -a
    Linux SN-003 4.9.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.6-3kali2 (2017-01-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux

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    I don't have such option here. When I right click the desktop there is only a "Desktop Settings...".

    <code>root@kali:~# uname -a
    Linux kali 4.9.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.6-3kali2 (2017-01-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux</code>

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